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Shocking news!: Gay Man Burnt Alive To Death In Uganda By Anti-Homosexual[viewer discretion]

Uganda Anti Homosexuality bill. Death opposed but life
imprisonment just fine. It seems the ongoing struggle to
bring awareness to the plight of same sex persons in the
African region is increasingly being fraught with increased
disarray. Point in case the latest photo to make social media
rounds, this time first appearing on imgur of that of what the
posting individual has termed gay person burned alive by
anti gay mob in Uganda. The harrowing image involves that
of an individual, one assumes a gay person who has literally
been burned alive. How or why the circumstances have
come to be are not known. As the deceased lies forlorn near
railway tracks, onlookers, including children look on, one
imagines resigned, elated that yet another individual has been
‘appropriately punished’ for having gone against the grain of
society. The image comes off the back of a purported video
that made the rounds last week including that of two gay
men beaten to death by an angry mob with planks of wood.
In that video image, police are seen abiding by the crowd as
they continually to mercilessly beat the two men to death. In
the background an ambulance is sent back on its way. Told
recently, Akinyi Ocholla, a self confessed lesbian from Nairobi
who works for Minority Women in Action and is a member
of the International Gay and Lesbian Association: ”Being gay
in this country isn’t exactly easy. It’s not as bad as in Uganda,
but it’s still not easy. But you can actually pass. If you don’t
make too much noise or stand out too much, then you can
live comfortably — that is, until the neighborhood finds out.
Then you can’t really know what’s going to happen.” Over
the weekend Uganga lawmakers passed new laws in relation
to those persons engaging in same sex. Tells the BBC:
Uganda’s parliament has passed a bill to toughen the
punishment for homosexual acts to include life imprisonment
in some cases. The anti-homosexuality bill also makes it a
crime punishable by a prison sentence not to report gay
people. The prime minister opposed the vote, saying not
enough MPs were present. May we ask when will these
atrocities stop once and for all and why do they continue to
happen and why to date has the United Nations allowed such
action to persist? Surely it must be time to put a stop to such
inappropriate treatment of other human beings, even if their
lifestyles are not condoned by various cultural or religious
imperatives in the region. Which begs the question why they
are so violently condemned in the first place

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Posted By kellychi On 12:06 Thu, 23 Jan 2014

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